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New On Risers Radio: #WearOrange - Stop Gun Violence

June 10, 2019
In recognition of #WearOrange National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we have an entire show dedicated to stopping gun violence. We cover the impact of the Trump administration’s proposal to transfer oversight of international arms sales to the Commerce Department and talk about the impact of gun...
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#5Actions: Special Gun Safety Edition

June 7, 2019
Today, June 7, is #WearOrange National Gun Violence Awareness Day. With the tragic mass shooting in Virginia Beach just last weekend (and the seemingly daily parade of gun violence headlines in both local and national news), it often feels like every day is National Gun Violence Awareness Day...
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Quick signature for gun safety for Virginia

June 4, 2019
Virginia is my home, and I am heartbroken over the mass shooting over the weekend at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center that killed 12 and injured at least four others. I am also furious that year after year, during the legislative session, the Republican majority in the General Assembly blocks...
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Mayor de Blasio: Fire the NYPD officers who killed #EricGarner and #DelrawnSmall

June 3, 2019
Two fathers lost their lives to police misconduct and yet, no police officers have been held accountable. Mayor de Blasio made many promises in his campaign to lead New York City. Central to his platform was police reform, increased transparency, and greater police accountability. Leading up to his...
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Brand New: Fight For Love on #RisersRadio

May 8, 2019
On the #radiopodcast this week we cover what’s happening with asylum protections for children and hear early reports on the Presidential race from New Hampshire and more on policies that are rising. We'll also give you the inside scoop on the trouble with the National Rifle Association and discuss...
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Reckless killers of 12-year-olds should not wear police badges.

May 6, 2019
A reckless killer of children should not carry a badge. Yet, that’s exactly what Cleveland’s police union is trying to do — get Timothy Loehmann, who shot to death 12-year-old Tamir Rice while he was playing in a park , back on the Cleveland police force. The very idea makes me both sick to my...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019
Happy Friday and Happy Spring! We're back with this week's list of top #5Actions, featuring ways to speak out for affordable and high-quality childcare and equal pay, and against police brutality and family incarceration. Mother's Day is also coming up, and we're sharing an easy way to fuel our...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019
Happy Friday and Happy Spring. This is a busy time of year, full of school breaks, holidays and the warm momentum that is spring-turning-slowly-to-summer. It's a busy time in Washington, too, with many of our top issues hurtling forward, or at the center of heated debate. So now is not a time to...
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QUICK SIGNATURE to pass this #GunSafety legislation (even Republicans like it!)

April 8, 2019
Cold-hearted. That’s one of the only polite words I can come up with to describe how the gun lobby and their allies in Congress have stonewalled every effort to reduce our country’s gun violence epidemic. But now there’s new legislation that would prevent school shootings and suicides — and people...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019
Happy Friday! Hot off the presses: Our latest list of top actions from the past week on everything from diapers to gun safety. We urgently need your support. Please scroll through and make sure you've added your voice to all. Then be sure to share with friends and family, too. Thank you! => 1...
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